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Examining the big picture—the Redskins’ 90-man, pre-camp depth chart

Jun 25, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT


The Redskins have started their seven-week break before starting up training camp in Richmond on July 30, five weeks from today. Tarik and I are in the process of parsing the Redskins position by position to see where things stand before they head down I-95. That’s the micro picture; I figured it might be a good idea to look at the macro, the team’s entire depth chart as it currently stands.

The team has 43 offensive players, 43 defensive players and four specialists for a total of the offseason limit of 90. They will have to release 37 players by Sept. 5.

Players in bold are starters. The players below the dotted line are undrafted players and other long shots. Those players are listed in no particular order.

This chart is based on my best evaluation as of right now. If you have a different opinion as to how they should be stacked up, please let me know in the comments.

Offense (43)

Tackle (8)
Trent Williams
Brandon Scherff

Tom Compton
Morgan Moses
Willie Smith
Bryce Quigley
Takoby Cofield
Ty Nsekhe

Guard (4)
Spencer Long
Shawn Lauvao

Josh LeRibeus
Arie Kouandjio

Center (3)
Kory Lichtensteiger
Austin Reiter
Tyler Larsen

Wide receiver (11)
Pierre Garçon
DeSean Jackson

Andre Roberts
Ryan Grant
Jamison Crowder
Evan Spencer
Colin Lockett
Rashad Ross
Reggie Bell
Tony Jones
Quinton Dunbar

Tight End (6)
Jordan Reed

Niles Paul
Loan Paulsen
Chase Dixon
Je’Ron Hamm
Devin Mahina

Quarterback (3)
Robert Griffin III
Kirk Cousins
Colt McCoy

Running back (8)
Alfred Morris
Darrel Young (FB)
Matt Jones
Chris Thompson
Silas Redd
Michael Hill
Trey Williams
Jordan Campbell (FB)

Defense (43)

End (8)
Jason Hatcher
Stephen Paea
Chris Baker
Ricky Jean Francois
Frank Kearse
Kedric Golston
Robert Thomas
Corey Crawford

Nose tackle (3)
Terrance Knighton
Jerrell Powe
Travian Robertson

Outside linebacker (6)
Ryan Kerrigan
Trent Murphy
Preston Smith
Trevardo Williams
Jackson Jeffcoat
Houston Bates

Inside linebacker (10)
Keenan Robinson
Perry Riley

Will Compton
Adam Hayward
Martrell Spaight
Alonzo Highsmith
Dayshawn Davis
Ja’Gared Davis
Terrance Plummer
Dasman MacCallum

Cornerback (8)
Chris Culliver
Bashaud Breeland
David Amerson
DeAngelo Hall
Tevin Mitchel
Justin Rogers
Trey Wolfe
Tajh Hasson

Safety (8)
Dashon Goldson
Duke Ihenacho
Jeron Johnson
Trenton Robinson
Kyshoen Jarrett
Akeem Davis
Phillip Thomas
Da’Mon Cromartie-Smith

Specialists (4)

Kicker (2)
Kai Forbath
Ty Long

Punter (1)
Tress Way

Long snapper (1)
Nick Sundberg

  1. skinsdiehard - Jun 25, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    David Amerson is a mirage. Perry Riley should be cut. Why keep the two biggest culprits to our poor defense last year? They both lack instincts. We would not miss them at all. Corey Crawford over Kedric Golston. Need some youth at DE. I dont think I can stand another year of non-playmaking Golston. Robert Thomas is a NT. Trey Williams is better than Chris Thompson. Any one of the remaining TE’s is better than Logan Paulsen. Rashad Ross might bump Evan Spencer. Lastly, I would rate Jarrett ahead of Trent Robinson at FS. Again, another player who has had ample opportunity to show something and failed. Keep it moving until we find someone.

    Why are you projecting so much status quo? These dudes had their chances for the past multiple seasons and are not difference-makers. Please let them go.

    • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Jun 25, 2015 at 3:41 PM

      You don’t cut a 2nd round rookie (Amerson) based on a bad sophomore year. There’s no need to do that, and you save nothing.

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Jun 25, 2015 at 4:21 PM

        I agree! Also, coaches have been complimentary about Amerson thus far. I’m not willing to give up on a guy with his length and athletic ability just yet. Especially with a new DC to guide him.

    • ET - Jun 25, 2015 at 4:01 PM

      Why is Rich “projecting so much status quo”?

      He’s just reporting the numbers here, not offering an opinion. Rich has a pretty good idea of where things stand at the moment, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a few training camp surprises.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Jun 25, 2015 at 4:13 PM

      Spencer is a special team workhorse and Ross much less. Advantage Spencer!

    • mr.moneylover - Jun 25, 2015 at 6:01 PM

      I agree…hes a second rounder but we didnt throw big money at him and mike shanahan has a reputation of drafting bad players….and I still dont know why they have perry Riley plug in as the starter he cant cover AT ALL I think will compton will get the job when its all said and done I think they only giving him 3 million per year that says alot about his play on the field keenan Robinson about to make way more then that if he play like he did last year

    • bangkokben - Jun 25, 2015 at 7:14 PM

      There’s so much wrong with this opinion. Since it’s a slow day, I’ll break it down. Having said that, I do think that this comment represents the overall “fed-up-edness” of the fan base and that that emotion locks in on targets that are neither the problem nor the solution to returning this proud franchise to glory.

      David Amerson – The signing of Chris Culliver, the emergence of Bashard Breeland, and the possible full recovery of D. Hall potentially make Amerson amazing depth in a position that was a glaring weakness last year. The other posters’ points on Amerson are all valid. Two seasons left on his rookie deal. Cutting him this year would save less than $460K; cutting him next year would save $930K which is still less than the going rate for veteran 4th corners.

      Perry Riley – You don’t cut starters without having adequate replacements and quality depth. Both answers are clearly no at this point. Perhaps the new defensive system will enhance Riley’s strengths or hide his weaknesses better. If not or the emergence of Will Compton or Martell Spaight might make this his last year in Washington.

      Why keep either of them or both? Because the new coordinator might get more out of them this year, there’s no benefit to getting rid of them now, and they provide depth. (Riley is a starter, for now, but if you get rid of him you now have zero experience backing up next to zero experience.)

      Kedric Golston – your 6th defense of linemen isn’t a problem. Just getting some guy to replace a solid veteran because he isn’t a playmaker is asinine. You don’t have 53 play-makers on a team. By that same logic, you only have Ryan Kerrigan and a recovering D. Hall on defense. Not many teams run a 0-1 front seven with just one DB and no subs.

      Chris Thompson, Logan Paulsen, Evan Spencer, and Trenton Robinson have somehow got in ‘diehard’s’ crawl. Paulsen is the only one who has had time to develop as a player and remains the Redskins best blocking tight-end. (I know, that’s akin to smartest Kardashian.) Still, until someone makes a case let’s not assume there’s a case to be made. It also appears that ‘diehard’ values special teams as much as Shanahan.

      Lastly, two new starters on offense and seven defensive starters different than last year’s opening day, is not the status quo. That is significant change.

      • Andrew - Jun 27, 2015 at 3:18 AM

        Yeeew, Bangkok! Where is your blog?

    • berniebernard666 - Jun 25, 2015 at 8:05 PM

      yea, cut the only player with 300 plus tackles on the team for the last 3 seasons. Yea….that’s smart.

    • berniebernard666 - Jun 25, 2015 at 8:08 PM

      Rich thanks for listing it in a clearcut manner. Gonna save it so I can track whats going on without having to pick up my copy of Lindy’s 2015 Pro Football Mag. which comes out next week.

    • Brandon - Jun 28, 2015 at 12:05 PM

      Im curious y ur a redskins fan? U obviously arent watching and/or liztening/reading people who do watch the team. There s only bn 10 days of not contact practice. Nothin even starts until training camp.they ll keep the best 53.thank god it dnt matter what u think tho….

  2. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Jun 25, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Duke Ihenacho
    Jeron Johnson
    Other than injuries or amazing camp progress, this is the only position where I think it’s a complete tossup.

  3. bowlregard - Jun 25, 2015 at 3:54 PM

    It sure is quiet out there.

    • cowboyhater - Jun 25, 2015 at 4:24 PM

      Exactly!! That’s how good organizations like to keep it……great post.

  4. 214hof - Jun 25, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    IMO, I think Amerson will end up being the #3 corner but play outside in nickel situations with Breeland moving down to the slot. Amerson and Culliver on the outside would be a nice look at least (both over 6′ ), hopefully Amerson worked at his craft this off season to correct a few things. I’m thinking hall will be #4/on-field coach, maybe even #5 if T.Mitchell shows some promise. Most likely D.Hall’s last season full recovery or not.

  5. berniebernard666 - Jun 25, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    The Redskins are in trouble. Randy Gregory is watching film of Simeon Rice to learn how to rush the QB….. It’s all over the news…..elsewhere in the news, I watched a Bruce Lee Film festival today and now I am an expert in martial arts.

    • murphsman - Jun 26, 2015 at 8:38 AM

      Nice one… Archives

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